Tag Archives: style

Contemporary Impressionism

Alicia Valentino

Professional image consultant and New Haven native Alicia Valentino knows closets.

More precisely, she knows what to do with what’s in them. She can transform a random…

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Pretty Site

Makeup station at Capture Salon

If the walls of 100 Crown Street could talk, they would share rich tales of Elm City life at the turn of the 20th century. Built in 1903, the New Haven Water Company originally occupied the building, which was designed …

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Looks Ahead

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When designer fashion shop Raggs first opened in 1984, “people would pull over to buy a $200 sweater like they were buying milk,” quips owner Tom Maloney.

“Raggs” derives from a slang…

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Uncommon Threads

idiom Boutique

Kimberly Pedrick remembers traveling to New Haven from Monroe, CT, as a seven-year-old to try the pizza at Pepe’s on Wooster Street. Other than that experience, the Elm City was just something her family sometimes passed on I-95.…

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Clothing Time

Melissa Gonzales sits outside The Vintanthromobile

Before meeting Vintanthromodern Vintage owner Melissa Gonzales, I envisioned her as imaginative and whimsical—the kind of woman who, as a child, twirled around the kitchen in her grandmother’s fanciest frocks, sunlight and the color of marsh marigolds gliding across the …

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Well-Suited

Ferrucci Fine Men's Clothiers

Ferrucci Fine Men’s Clothiers on Elm Street is a handsome place indeed, with immaculate displays and fine jackets hanging in perfect rows. Although its heritage is Italian, the shop has a British feel, with framed photos of polo and tennis …

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The Way It Clothes

Yurway Boutique

Yurway boutique occupies a modest-sized rectangle on the corners of Chapel and York Streets, with narrow walkways between rows of clothes and accessories. While browsing, you might brush up against a silk top or lace party dress, hiding away, waiting …

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Unconventional Wisdom

Neville Wisdom

The racks at the front of the store are full of possibilities: for New Year’s there’s a little black dress, made of raw silk with an elegant bow that ties at the back of your neck; a vibrant yellow jacket …

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Frocks, from Funky to Fela!

Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea, co-owners of Fashionista in New Haven, CT

Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea, the retro-trendsetting founders of Fashionista Vintage and Variety, want their customers to understand the difference between “used clothing” and “vintage.”

Fashionista doesn’t carry clothes which you can easily find…

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